Call for Abstracts

Electrochemical Conference on Energy and the Environment (ECEE 2019): Bioelectrochemistry and Energy Storage (July 21-26, 2019)

The Electrochemical Conference on Energy and the Environment (ECEE 2019): Bioelectrochemistry and Energy Storage will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from July 21 - 26, 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). See the Call for Papers PDF for detailed information about the symposia, financial assistance, and more. Abstracts are due no later than Friday, 18 January 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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A - BATTERIES AND ENERGY STORAGE

A01 - Lithium-ion Batteries: From the Design of New Electrode Materials and Electrolytes to the Performance and Recycling of Industrial Systems

The symposium is devoted to the discussion on both fundamental and applied aspects of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, from the design of new electrode materials and electrolytes to the performance and recycling of industrial batteries. Examples of specific topics that will be covered are: (i) development and optimization of positive and negative electrode materials; (ii) design of new electrolytes; (iii) electrode formulation and cell design; (iv) performance of industrial batteries for targeted applications and (v) recycling and life cycle analysis. The program will consist of both invited and contributed papers, contribution of young researchers will be encouraged.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

A02 - In Situ and Operando Characterization of Energy Storage Systems

This symposium welcomes reports on new advancements in advanced analytical tools, instrumental techniques and experimental methodologies for all types of batteries including aqueous, non-aqueous, polymer electrolyte, solid electrolyte, and flow systems. Of particular interest are (1) in situ, ex situ and operando analytical techniques using X-ray, TEM, SEM, AFM, NMR, Raman, FT-IR, etc., (2) characterization approaches using model electrodes such as thin films, single crystals, etc., (3) characterization methods that elucidate the physical structures and fundamental electrochemical processes of new electrode materials and architectures, (4) analysis of bulk and interfacial phenomena associated with kinetics of charge transfer and mass transport, and (5) studies of degradation and failure mechanisms across various length- and time-scales.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

A03 - Mass and Charge Transfer across Electrochemical Interfaces

Interfaces in batteries and electrochemical supercapacitors are necessary to understand due to their influence on aging processes, safety and lifetime. Experimental efforts are necessary to improve interfacial chemistries through coatings, surface treatment, electrolyte additives, or synthesis conditions of the active material. Interfaces are challenging to model but multiscale approaches could bring in improvements for the understanding of mass and charge transfer reactions across electrochemical interfaces. This symposium addresses both experimental and theoretical considerations about how to describe and develop interfaces in batteries to suggest modification of them to improve lifetime and safety. Contributions are welcome related to characterization or modeling of electrode/electrolyte interfaces and interphases in solid state batteries, lithium- and sodium-ion batteries or new battery chemistries. The program will consist of both invited and contributed papers. A special session for young investigators is also planned.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

A04 - From Qualitative Models to Quantitative Predictions

This symposium will focus on all aspects of mathematical modeling of energy storage devices, from ab initio approaches to continuum scale models. Modeling on all types of batteries, including aqueous, non-aqueous, contained and flow systems are welcome, with chemistries ranging from Li-ion, to beyond Li-ion to beyond lithium. Special interest is in models that are predictive in nature and can help drive the development of new materials, electrode designs, and cell and pack-level approaches. Electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical aspects of batteries will be covered. Papers are encouraged to combine modeling approaches with experimentation for physical insights, parameter estimation, and for model validation.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

A05 - Alternative Battery Chemistries and High-power Devices

Battery prospects in large scale applications have prompted the interest in developing non lithium based technologies based on abundant elements which could bring in improvements in cost/energy density. In parallel, electrochemical capacitors (i.e., “supercapacitors” or “ultracapacitors”) are emerging as an attractive energy-storage solution for new technologies with challenging power/energy requirements. This symposium addresses both alternative battery technologies based on Na, Mg, Zn, Ca, etc. and electrochemical capacitors (both nanostructured carbons and materials that exhibit primarily faradaic pseudocapacitance). Contributions are welcome related to electrode materials and electrolytes (including aqueous bases systems), characterization methods, and technological development. The program will consist of both invited and contributed papers. A special session for young investigators is also planned.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

A06 - Metal Anodes meet Solid Electrolytes

Compared to current commercial designs, batteries based on metal anodes (MA) and solid electrolytes (SE) represent a particularly intriguing and potentially fruitful solution to increase safety, specific energy density and power density. These advancements would be enabled by the use of a non-flammable SE with chemical and electrochemical stability towards the metal anode. There are, however, several important challenges to overcome before systems based on this design can become a commercial reality. One is to understand and improve ion kinetics in bulk and interfaces which requires a deeper knowledge on the involved defect chemistry and visualisation of the dynamics under operating conditions. A second related challenge is to control the mechanical, chemical and electrochemical evolution of the dynamic MA/SE interface upon cycling. This symposium aims to discuss theoretical and experimental strategies to address these issues. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of metal anodes, solid electrolytes or solid state batteries including: - Crystalline oxide and sulphide solid electrolytes - Polymer, glass and glass-ceramic solid electrolytes - Composite solid electrolytes: use of coatings and hybrid solid electrolytes - MA/SE interface degradation processes - Mechanistic insights of dendrite formation - Dynamics in the MA/SE interface: structure, chemical composition, defect chemistry and impedance - New processing routes: 3D architectures, thin films, protected lithium anodes (PLA) - Quantification of ion dynamics in solid electrolytes and MA/SE interfaces - Modelling of solid electrolytes, MA/SE interfaces and full cells - Novel in situ characterisation techniques - Mechanical properties and their role in degradation of solid electrolytes and MA/SE interfaces, chemo-mechanics - Full cell studies (with lithium metal anode) including Li/air, Li/S and other Li metal anode technologies.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

L - PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROCATALYSIS, AND PHOTOELECTROCHEMISTRY

L01 - Enzymatic Bioelectrochemistry

Papers are solicited on fundamental and applied aspects of enzymatic bioelectrochemistry: including the design, fabrication, and evaluation of biosensors, bioelectronics, biofuel cells, bioelectrosynthesis, and bioprocesses, as well as electrochemical lab-on-a-chip devices for bioanalysis and biomedical applications. All papers in electroanalytical techniques for enzymes are invited, as well as papers focused on fundamental bioelectrocatalysis for sensing, electrosynthesis, and energy applications. Direct and mediated enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis are of particular interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

L02 - Microbial Bioelectrochemistry

Papers are solicited in all areas of microbial bioelectrochemistry, including biocorrosion, electrostimulated biofilm formation, microbial fuel cells, and bioelectrochemical systems. All papers in direct and mediated microbial bioelectrocatalysis and photobioelectrocatalysis are invited, as well as papers focused on understanding the mechanism of microbial bioelectrocatalysis. Microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment and bioelectrochemical systems for electrofuels are of particular interest.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019

L03 - Bio-inspired Electrocatalysis

Physiological environment of living organisms provides perhaps the best clues on catalysis exhibiting the highest level of selectivity and turnover frequency. Design of catalytic sites have often taken inspiration from this and together with new chemistry synthetic tools and methods are furthering the goals of improving health and living standards. Towards this endeavor, the desire to better meld the bio-inspired active site designs with electrochemical interfaces, have resulted in novel redesigns to accommodate effect of double layer charging, electron mobility, and imposed potentials among other things typical of electrochemical environments. ‘ This symposium welcomes the submission of papers related to this general theme in terms of five broad categories: • Design of bio-inspired electrocatalytic sites: Here papers related to design of bio-inspired electrocatalysts will be presented for a wide variety of electrochemical processes such as chemical conversion (i.e., fuel cell reactions such as oxygen reduction), sensing (direct or mediated charge transfer systems) etc. • Cascade Catalytic Processes: Here papers are invited describing electrocatalytic processes involving complex charge transfer steps in multielectron chemical transformations. • Photo-electrocatalysis/artificial photosynthesis: Papers are invited for description of novel design of photo-excited processes in an electrochemical context, covering photo-electrocatalysis, recombination processes etc. • Nanoscale and Single Entity Bio-electrocatalytic Processes: Here papers are invited describing the study of sub-ensemble systems using electrochemical methods such as microelectrodes, nano-pipettes and scanning probes that include, single molecules and biological macromolecules, proteins and biomimetic catalysts. • Bio-inspired electrochemical Convertors: Papers describing advances in bio-electrochemical reactors and related topics are invited.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 18 January 2019